For The Record: Quick News On Tool, X-ecutioners, Bobby Brown, Korn, Oasis & More

Tool keep ratcheting up their summer itinerary, as they’ve added 10 dates to the Lateralus tour, from August 15 in East Rutherford, New Jersey, to September 7 in Moline, Illinois. Mike Patton‘s Tomahawk will continue to serve as openers on all the dates. … X-ecutioners DJ Rob Swift provides a remix of “Something’s Coming,” the first single from Peter Case‘s ninth solo album, Beeline, due September 10. Case fronted new wave
rockers the Plimsouls in the early ’80s. … Bobby Brown was released from a Fredericksburg, Virginia, hospital Friday after a three-night stay for treatment of an infection, according to USA Today. Brown and wife Whitney Houston had been on their tour bus Tuesday when Brown was rushed to the hospital with a high fever. …



The British army is withdrawing a recruitment video that featured two Oasis songs without securing the band’s permission, according to the Associated Press. Oasis denied use of their music in the video, which depicted soldiers conducting exercises in Kenya to the sounds of “Wonderwall” and “Hello.” … Macy Gray and John Digweed will perform at Milk Studios in New York on Monday (June 24) at a party celebrating Entertainment Weekly‘s sixth annual “It
List” issue. Digweed is this year’s “It DJ,” according to EW. … After they spend the summer on the Area2 Tour with Moby, Blue Man Group will finish their second album, tentatively titled The Complex. Due early next year, the record will include collaborations with guest vocalists. …


The Les Claypool Frog Brigade Presents Purple Onion, the latest from the former Primus frontman’s new band, is due September 24. Fishbone‘s Norwood Fisher, Gov’t Mule‘s Warren Haynes and Weapon of Choice‘s Lonnie Marshall make guest appearances. … Boston melodic thrash band Shadows Fall, who hit the road with Kittie, Poison the Well and Killswitch Engage next month, have recorded a cover of Pink Floyd‘s “Welcome to the Machine” for their next album. The Art of Balance arrives September 17. … Also in stores
on September 17 is Light & Magic, the new album from Liverpool coed electro-heads Ladytron. …


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Korn have canceled two Canadian dates of their Tour With No Name, which started Thursday, because one member, whose name wasn’t disclosed, returned to Los Angeles on a personal matter. Fans holding tickets for the Toronto stop on June 26 and the Montreal’s visit the following day are asked to hold their tickets, which will be honored during the band’s fall tour. … Britney Spears has another #1 in her collection — she’s at the top of this year’s Forbes Celebrity 100, the financial magazine’s annual ranking of “fame and clout.” Spears topped Tiger Woods (#2) and
Steven Spielberg (#3), while the other artists in the top 10 are Madonna (#4), U2 (#5), ‘NSYNC (#6) and Mariah Carey (#7) who, despite a turbulent year, herself beat out Oprah Winfrey (#8), Michael Jordan (#9) and Tom Hanks (#10). … Alicia Keys, Nas and 3LW are among those expected to support Teens in Motion, a non-profit group to help New York City teenagers through social and educational programs, at a charity event on June 26 at B.B. King’s Blues Club in Manhattan. Olivia, Mario, Avant and Jimmy Cozier are also anticipated to attend. …


Photogenic U.K. trio BBMak have set an August 27
release date for their second album, Into Your Head. The first new single from Christian, Mark and Ste is “Out of My Heart (Into Your Head).” … Matt Sharp, formerly of Weezer and the Rentals, is playing an acoustic show June 28 at the Morgan Phillips mattress store in Beverly Hills. Ex-Cake guitarist Greg Brown will sit with Sharp, who will be performing on a mattress. … British singer/songwriter Beth Orton will return to America for her second summer tour in support of Daybreaker, due July 30. The outing begins July 28 in New York and crosses the country before ending August 22 in Los Angeles. … Electronic music collective Gus Gus will release their third studio album, Attention, on August 27. The record marks their first with singer Earth. …


A former Beatle has been performing with monkeys — seriously. At the recommendation of Peter Gabriel, Paul McCartney spent four hours with two apes at a research lab in Atlanta, where he sang them “Eleanor Rigby” and a new song, and the primates joined the rock legend on keyboards and drums. … Joel Petersen, bassist for Omaha’s the Faint, will release his first solo album, Broken Spindles, in September. His publicist described the record as Aphex Twin meets retro ’80s goth. … Nothingface have written about 20 new songs for their next record. Pre-production begins next month, and the band plans to enter the recording studio in September and finish the album in time for an early 2003 release. … Carlos Santana and Rubén Blades guest on Revolución de Amor, the seventh album from Mexican rock band Maná, due August 20. Santana is returning a favor from Maná, who appeared on “Corazón Espinado” from his 1999 smash, Supernatural.